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Szanghajski rejestr obywateli polskich z lat 1934-1941

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2020.185.1 | RG Number: RG-15.816

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    Shanghai Ledger contains the records on Polish citizens kept by the Consulate of Poland in Shanghai in 1934-1943. The ledger was the supporting administrative tool for the diplomatic outpost as well as for the citizens, who settled in a given consulate jurisdiction. Based on the ledger, Polish citizens were able to apply for various documents and compensation. They could also be found more easily by their relatives and were able to get through all the formalities at the consulate faster. The ledger records the experiences of the citizens listed and the material evidence of the care and help provided by the Polish diplomatic and consular outposts in the Far East (Tokyo and Shanghai) after the outbreak of WWII. There are many Polish Jews among registered persons. Roughly 60% of the registrants are identified as Jewish, 34% as Roman Catholic, 3% as Orthodox, and 2% as Protestant.

    The copy of the ledger made in 2005 is also avaiable in The Library of Congress, along with index:
    Digital copy online in pdf:
    Alternate Title
    Shanghai register of Polish citizens from 1934-1941
    inclusive:  1934-1941

    Physical Details

    200 digital images : PDF.
    System of Arrangement
    Each ledger facing page consists of 13 columns. In addition to personal names, the ledger provides the following categories of information: date of registration; profession; religion; place and date of birth; marital status; permanent address in Poland and address of next of kin (rarely provided); place of residence in the consular district; documents on the basis of which the person is registered (generally passport); names and year and place of birth of wife and children; passport expiration date; comments (e.g., "emigrated to America"; "returned to Poland"; "died"). .Contains approximately 1600 entries.

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    In 1996, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Shanghai submitted the original registry book to the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Feb. 2020.
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